Sep 13, 2019

John 1-12-13

To all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
John 1:12-13


To all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

Thoughts on the Verse  
We  have a right to be God's child by his grace. This right came to us at great cost to God. Jesus came to earth, lived, died and was raised from the dead. We receive this grace through faith: God gives us new birth as we trust in Jesus as Lord and we are baptized and reborn through the power of the Holy Spirit . To be born of God and to be born again is the gift of adoption into God's family and brings us all the rights of heirs in God's kingdom.

Prayer
Abba Father, thank you for including me in your family. May my life  reflect your influence, character, mercy, holiness, compassion, righteousness and love. I want to be like you, my Father. Fill me with your Spirit  so that I will reflect you in all I do and say . In the name of  Jesus I pray. Amen.